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Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Matt Barnes, Koji Uehara

Today's links look at the effectiveness of JetBlue Park's mock Green Monster, a what-if from Pedro Martinez's career, and a couple of minor injuries.

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Rusney Castillo has missed some time recently, but he is still a key part of the Red Sox' future plans. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

The outfield is still crowded, though, and Jen McCaffrey takes an updated look at the competition. (Jen McCaffrey;

There is another competition going on for the final spot or two in the bullpen, and Matt Barnes is right in the thick of it. (Tim Britton; Providence Journal)

Tommy Layne is also in that conversation, and he reminisced about his first big-league win with John Tomase. (John Tomase;

If Pedro Martinez had gone to Cleveland instead of Boston in the late 90's, could he have gone undefeated? (Sam Miller; Baseball Prospectus)

Hanley Ramirez is using JetBlue Park to try and learn the Green Monster before the regular season starts, but a former Red Sox left fielder says the similarities aren't that great. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald)

Koji Uehara will be sidelined for a few days with a strained hamstring. (Sean McAdam; CSN New England)

Christian Vazquez is dealing with a minor injury of his own. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston)